If you can:
Katelyn Francis is all of 13 years old, and I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in admitting that she shot that stage far better than I could ever hope to at the moment.
Of course, that short video also neatly undermines a massive number of arguments put forward by your average anti-rights cultist – "assault weapons have no sporting purpose", "assault rifles have no sporting purpose", "children cannot be [...]
[This post is a recounting of the events surrounding my attempt to test-fire the USFA ZiP pistol as I perceived and understand them, and is based off my own experience with the firearm as well as conversations with knowledgeable friends, gunsmiths, and ammunition manufacturers.]
[The first half of this story is available here.]
At 1304 on 24MAR13, I sent the following email to Mr. Douglas Donnelly, the President, CEO, and founder of United States [...]
The rule of law is dead in the District of Columbia.
Of course, this is nothing new, given that the federal government calls that not-quite-state home, but this time around I am referring to the laws specifically governing that postage stamp of a municipality.
District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition, Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25, Unit A, Subchapter VI, § 7-2506.01, section [...]
First, if you vote for candidate X because some idiot tells you that candidate Y stands no chance of winning, you successfully managed to find about the only way you can legitimately “waste” a vote, you succumbed to a base logical fallacy, and you completely missed the point of voting to begin with. The idiot who convinced you of this, however, is orders of magnitude more idiotic.
Second, I received a thousand of the [...]
Well, after a very concerning first hundred or so rounds wherein I was convinced Frankten-22 had turned out to be a very expensive straight-pull bolt-action rifle, things finally seemed to work themselves out:
25 yards, 9x magnification, from the lane shelf.
The interesting thing about that target is that four of the bulls-eyes were shot out with the best ammunition we have on-hand, and one of them was shot out with the [...]
All of us look at certain situations through the perspectives of our own experience, and I will freely and openly admit that I considered the aforeposted ammunition and magazine idiocies from the perspective of a consumer, a recreational shooter, and a person who values his individual rights and freedoms.
However, Owen Martin, the proprietor of AllAK47.com and Snake Hound Machine, looks at such things from the perspective of wanting to feed his family; a [...]
But you knew that.
Just yesterday, I put in a not-insubstantial order at Brownells (courtesy of their “DS2” coupon code which gives you 10% (not just $10) off any order that includes ammunition – good through tomorrow, so move fast), and in the process of keeping up with everything in my cart, I actually managed to forget a few things. Unfortunately, I was not able to contact them until the “in stock” part of [...]
Tell me about it.
Because, based on my off-the-cuff estimates from scrounging around the intertubes yesterday and today, I can reload birdshot rounds for about half the price as new-off-the-shelf ones (so long as I get the components on sale / cheaply), which means this little press will pay for itself in somewhere around ~400 rounds. Additionally, it seems like shotshell reloading is a lot easier to do and get into than handgun or [...]
Back when the bullying thugs of the “National Gun Victims Action Council” were trying to organize their failed attempt at getting people to boycott Starbucks, one of the favorite rallying cries of the anti-rights cultists was, “Why would you ever need a gun in a coffee shop!?”
Well, I do not know about you, but I would consider a violent mob of 25 anarchists wielding metal pipes to be a sufficient reason to be [...]
… to help out a little sister. Sorry, that pun was just sitting there, and no one else seemed to want to use it…
Anywise, Erin is… well… interesting, and proudly so. She is an unapologetic goth, a freelance writer, a lover of My Little Pony (which I had no idea still existed until I started reading her), a diehard paper-and-pencil RPG player… oh, and she shoots Mosin-Nagants in her spare time and bitchslaps [...]
The first because it would be funny to show up to an indoor, pistol-only range with a Mosin-Nagant (though something tells me the resulting explanation might take a while), and the second, well, just because (though I understand there are concerns over the pressures in the heavily-loaded 7.62×25 round … welding … the insert into the chamber). I wonder how hard it would be to get the latter machined out [...]
Crimson Trace Corporation is an awesome company who makes awesome products and supports awesome causes – you know that, I know that, everyone knows that – but did you also know that they are running an awesome promotion of their own?
Crimson Trace just launched their new website. Not only are they offering a coupon code (30LSR11) for 30 bucks off at the checkout, but if you leave a review, your name goes in [...]
The zombie apocalypse is afoot. The dead are rising up and nomming on the living. Nowhere is safe. Society has collapsed. Cats are sleeping with dogs. Etc. etc.
Given that set of circumstances, would you be wandering through the wilderness with your primary weapon being some spiffed-up and Dremel-attacked 1911, and your secondary firearm being a Condition 4 AR-15 wrapped up in a duffel bag?
Yeah. Me neither. And that is just the [...]
One of the favorite lies of the anti-rights cultists (at least when they are not whinging about the NRA being all-powerful – consistency is not their strong suit) is that the firearm industry is dying/drying up/collapsing/shrinking/etc.
If that were actually the case, I wonder what the explanation would be for the SHOT Show having to limit attendance to only firearm- and shooting-related companies, on the basis that there are too many up-and-comers who need [...]
It turns out we were right – Lucky Gunner, Ammo.net, BulkAmmo.com, AmmoforSale.com, GunsForSale.com, and Military Ballistic Industries (the brand of bulk reloaded ammunition Lucky Gunner sells) are, in fact and truth, the same exact limited liability company:
(LuckySurvival.com just redirects to Lucky Gunner and does not appear to be a separate storefront.)
You can read the Tennessee Secretary of State Filing Information (though it is just the *.pdf of the above [...]
(Note: All images were screencaptured at 1800 on 07JUL11, and may no longer be representative of the sites.)
Exhibit E: The first product listed on each of those pages – 20 rounds of 180 Grain FMJ Sellier and Bellot 7.62x54r ammunition – all have the same identical product number: 1708. (You have to "View Source" to track down the numbers, but they are [...]
In case you have been living under a rock for the past few days, it would appear as though my favorite firearm parts distributor, Brownells has just started carrying ammunition. From a quick comparison with AmmoEngine (who has not started listing Brownells, but hopefully will soon), it would appear as though their prices are competitive, if not downright "good".
And, personally, I have always preferred one-stop-shopping, especially when doing so does not cost you [...]
Once again, this post is invariably going to annoy the hell out of a lot of people – if you want to avoid the drama, just skip on past, and go about your merry business.
Back in March, I wrote a post documenting my annoyance with Lucky Gunner’s mishandling of an ammunition give-away they were running on M.D. Creekmore’s webpage, explaining, in full detail, the various steps where that particular organization royally screwed up the [...]